|Kate Kennedy club members|
My last post noted the expensive fund raising dinner for Scotland's St. Andrew's University, starring Prince William and Kate, to be held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
I hinted via the chess board image that the figure of £64,000 per table was potentially symbolic of something else.
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Scotland's universities seem fairly popular with the wealthy "elite".
I wrote earlier year about the Baravian Princess, Theodora Sayn-Wittgenstein, who was studying at St. Andrews, shouting "homophobic abuse" and branding the police "paedophiles". I incorporated Jimmy Savile's chum, disgraced Cardinal O'Brien within the post, given the latter lunched with the Pope after praying over St. Andrews' bones in 2010.
Last week's Daily Record carried an interesting university story about a Scottish export being re-imported. Apparently, an American student, Taylor Scott, has formed a branch of US fraternity, Delta Kappa Epsilon, at Edinburgh University. It appears they glorify rape and transphobia. The report notes that :
Five former US presidents were members, including George Bush and his son.
Whilst a former member states :
“I can’t emphasise how strange it was – it was masonic. I’m so glad I left.”
At St. Andrew's Uni however, these misogynistic practises are dwindling. Back in 2009, after Kate and Wills had left, I noted how the new rector, Dr. Louise Richardson, had withdrawn official support for the men-only "Kate Kennedy club" after deciding it was sexist. (klubbed klub)
Having said that, rich students from St. Andrew's University were involved in some sort of fracas just last weekend up in Aberdeen. Again from the Daily Record :
"Apparently it was tables with only guys at them that had been throwing tables about."